It is a fact that when trying to learn a new language the old adage ‘use it or lose it’ holds true. It is also true, that over the summer holidays most of us seek comfort in the language(s) we feel most at home, and we seldom ever try to practise the language(s) we were learning prior to the holidays. Since the summer holiday is a long break for most language-learners, this can have a detrimental effect in our endeavours to put another language under our belt. Not necessarily, though; especially if you live in a country or in proximity to where the language at hand is spoken.
Here are some suggestions for practising your language skills over summer:
These are simply some suggestions; they are not a rulebook. However, it is incontrovertible that doing some of the above would make your comeback into class a lot smoother. It could also make your summer more fun, especially if you love what you are doing.